Defined Lines

September 2nd, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

I did have the video from embedded but for some insane reason they have removed it. Stuff has a copy on their site.

It is from the Auckland University Law Revue and had 300,000 views on one weekend before You Tube removed it. Superbly produced, and very witty. It is of course a parody of Blurred Lines.

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30 Responses to “Defined Lines”

  1. Redbaiter (7,560 comments) says:

    I thought it was gross and immature, but that is of course only my own humble and always politely expressed opinion.

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  2. KiwiGreg (3,170 comments) says:

    I thought it was really well made with good production values. Mildly amusing. Only heard about the original song last week, I’m quite out of date.

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  3. tas (591 comments) says:

    The video being taken down is nothing short of hilarious hypocrisy, but it’s led to more publicity and made their point clearer. Nice work.

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  4. cha (3,779 comments) says:

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  5. cha (3,779 comments) says:

    Ask First.

    Ask first
    No way to know I want it
    No way to know I want it
    Unless I say I want it
    Ask first
    Cause if you grab me
    I’ll get nasty
    I’ll break your fucking knees

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  6. RRM (9,435 comments) says:

    I saw this on my Facebook only lunchtime and already it’s on kiwiblog.

    I’d love to see a weekly half hour comedy show “Humour Redbaiter approves of”. It would be great! :-)

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  7. seerob1946 (18 comments) says:

    What a lot of rot over some mischievous behavior….

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  8. Griff (6,712 comments) says:

    RRM the penguin nice lady in a habit gets offended if El Guava her champion is attacked.
    Seems we should cut old baiter some slack as his Coprolalia is not under his control .
    Poor poor pathetic conservonutter.

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  9. cha (3,779 comments) says:

    Of course you could always just get down with Marvin’s original.

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  10. cha (3,779 comments) says:

    The mix-up.

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  11. Redbaiter (7,560 comments) says:

    “Poor poor pathetic conservonutter.”

    Yep, I gettit, here’s the usual prog cowards trying to belittle and smear anyone who dares to have an opinion that disagrees with theirs.

    Friedrich Nietzsche “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

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  12. Steve Wrathall (238 comments) says:

    There’s already truckloads of Blurred Lines parodies. This one’s 4 months late and not nearly as funny

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  13. Redbaiter (7,560 comments) says:

    “I’d love to see a weekly half hour comedy show “Humour Redbaiter approves of”.

    Check out Duck Dynasty. I get a laff most times I watch it.

    Haven’t heard them swear once yet.

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  14. Griff (6,712 comments) says:

    Right wing group think is alive and well. On KB it is demonstrated daily by the conservonutters under the leadership great of the El Guava.
    Frequently links to fox network propaganda emphasis this dynamic among the conservative cohort.

    For you reddy graphic illustration of the depth of talent within the confines of your choice of political path.

    ”We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn’t that ironic?”
    —Sarah Palin, admitting that her family used to get treatment in Canada’s single-payer health care system, despite having demonized such government-run programs as socialized medicine that will lead to death-panel-like rationing, March 6, 2010

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  15. Sector 7g (236 comments) says:

    I watched it and it really made me think. I thought about it for a while, then I came to the conclusion that the one with the stockings was definitely the hottest. Then I carried on living my life.

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  16. kowtow (7,591 comments) says:

    How is it a parody?

    If it’s lawyers engaged in exploitation surely that’s reality.

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  17. Akaroa (535 comments) says:

    Hey! Its just some University kids having a larf!

    It ain’t rocket science or a matter of any consequence, y’know!

    That’s what University kids do – or we did when I was at Vic anyway.

    They don’t even know what time it is yet!!

    (Kids at Uni, I mean)

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  18. Bob R (1,336 comments) says:

    Heh nice one. I suspect YouTube wouldn’t have yanked it if they didn’t have the d1ldo scene. Quite a clever parody nonetheless.

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  19. SPC (5,356 comments) says:

    The Americans are sensitive to any parody of the song after Miley Cyrus used it to demonstrate that she had been on Two and a half men and was no longer a Disney girl.

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  20. Don the Kiwi (1,587 comments) says:

    Childishly minimally humorous.
    Demonstrating the slippery slope we’ve been on for a while now.

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  21. SPC (5,356 comments) says:

    I suppose it’s pointless elaborating here that while in the form of a parody, the video was actually a political statement about equivalence.

    A point hard to refute, the contention is in the politics of how men see and appreciate women and whether there is a right way to this – or whether the whole notion of there being a right way for women to be appreciated is PC too far.

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  22. Fletch (6,010 comments) says:

    I thought both songs were in bad taste actually. Didn’t like either.
    One was as bad as the other.

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  23. salt (123 comments) says:

    the contention is in the politics of how men see and appreciate women and whether there is a right way to this – or whether the whole notion of there being a right way for women to be appreciated is PC too far.

    Except it’s not about whether women can be “appreciated” or not. Listen to the lyrics of the original (sample: “do it like it hurts”; “what you don’t want works”, “baby can you breathe… I got this from Jamaica, it always works for me”), and then the lyrics of this one. “Appreciating women” is a bit different from glorifying being turned on by causing women pain or by non-consent.

    Yeah, there are already a lot of parodies of the dumbass original about. But this one is actually pretty good.

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  24. SPC (5,356 comments) says:

    salt, you may have misunderstood what I wrote, the video was about equivalence – equivalence is a point that is hard to refute.

    I did not say the video was about appreciation, but that the wider issue of the matter is. In the matter of appreciation there is less commonality/agreement.

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  25. salt (123 comments) says:

    No, I haven’t misunderstood. The wider issue is not appreciation; it’s a bit closer to dehumanisation. The “appreciation” bit – by which I guess you mean the half-naked men walking around – is just icing on the cake. The issue with the original video isn’t the half-naked women, it’s the message that the song and the video send as a package.

    Look at it this way. I’m a girl; I quite like being appreciated (let’s leave aside for the moment the issue of whether I like the idea of being valued primarily for my appearance. Seeing that’s the way things are at the moment, the practicality is I rather like it when people think I’m of value). But if you think “appreciation” is synonymous with causing me pain, or with having sex with me without my consent, then I do not want any of your appreciation and will most certainly tell you so. I also do not think other girls, or boys for that matter, should be told that your idea of “appreciation” is normal. Hence the objection to the Robin Thicke nonsense.

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  26. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    http://www.zmonline.com/video/blurred-lines-parody2013-09-01t12-29-47

    its on here if you cant get it on Youtube anymore

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  27. salt (123 comments) says:

    SPC – it’s not that I’m trying to attack you. It’s just that it’s all too common for discussion about really objectionable, anti-female stuff in modern popular culture to be derailed by people saying something along the lines of “oh, you’re just ugly can’t-get-a-man feminists who don’t like it when men express appreciation for attractive women”. It’s not the appreciation at issue, it’s the unpleasant stuff that goes alongside it.

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  28. SPC (5,356 comments) says:

    salt, there is no commonality around what is appropriate appreciation is (even couples struggle with it) and so discussion of it is fraught with complexity – even use of the word appreciation becomes a “legal/political/social” minefield … .

    As someone who has already explored the experience of being before the mob with pitchforks (on a thread last Friday) I’ll withdraw at this point.

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  29. SPC (5,356 comments) says:

    I should add for sake of clarification, that I meant equivalence in the context of treating each other as equals (women as we would have them treat males and vice versa), this does limit the context of a debate about appreciation.

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  30. Danny-boy (102 comments) says:

    They took a GOOD SONG
    Made it unfunny
    They made it sucky
    What rhymes with sucky?

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